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the man who piloted an oil tanker into the base of the bay bridge now interviewed by the coast guard -- coast guard. one south bay city considers a pilot program to add european flair. new developments in the case of a teen denied his eagle scout's application -- at noon.
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we want to find out what happened and prevent anything like this from happening again if possible. >> the investigation into what led an oil tanker to hit the base of the bay bridge continues. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. this morning, the pilot's whose tanker struck -- who struck the bay bridge is interviewed by
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the coast guard. cal has more >> reporter: the ship is still out here in the san francisco bay. the 750-tanker hit one of the support towers of the bay bridge yesterday around 11:00 in foggy conditions. authorities say no oil was leak. the ship had just unloaded at a martinez refinery. the coast guard officials told us this morning a little bit more about its investigation. >> we're gonna continue to interview important members of the crew which includes the pilot and we'll also continue to interview members -- coast guard members who responded to the scene and find out what -- try to get more clues as to what happened. >> reporter: ktvu has learned the pilot passed an alcohol test yesterday. that pilot, george kleess, has eight years of experience but has had some problems in the past. now according to state records, kleess ran aground brieffully a sacramento river on august 27th
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of 2009. then two days later, he ran into some wooden pylons on a catwalk in stockton. caltrans officials say the bridge itself sustained no structural damage as the wood in the metal fenders absorbed the impact just as they were supposed to. but the questions remain about how this happened and -- and if the pilot will be found at fault. we're told the ntsb will be doing two separate but concurrent investigations. we expect to learn more about that later today. live on treasure island, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. four men are accused of robbing a gas station and assaulting the clerk at the shell station on lone treeway. police say four men in their 20s rush the store and tried to steal cases of beer. the clerk said the men attacked
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him when he tried to stop them. a man we spoke to is not surprised by the robbery. >> there is just -- a lot of negative activity around this area just as of late around the holidays. >> this morning, the clerk told us he was shaken up but is otherwise doing okay. police say the men only took beer, no cash or anything else was stolen. a man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in san francisco is now facing attempted murder and arson charges. 22-year-old dexter oliver was arrested at an oakland motel around 9:00 last night. police say he doused his 25- year-old girlfriend with gasoline and lit her on fire sunday afternoon after the couple got into an argument outside of a laundromat. the victim is in the hospital with severe burns all the off -- all over her body. san francisco's newest supervisor has just been sworn in. >> i london breed do solemnly
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swim and affirm. >> california attorney general cam ma laws harris on -- kamala harris on the street administered the oath to london breed. she represents the western edition and fillmore neighborhoods where she grew up in public housing. she defeated olag and five other candidates. a 19-year-old man pleaded not guilty to murder charges this morning in a san francisco court in connection with a deadly crash on new year's day. david morales is accused of shooting at three people and then leading police on a chase which ended when morales crashed his car at 21st street and south van ness avenue. two people were killed in the crash and one person suffered serious injuries. after this morning's hearing, morales' attorney called the crash a tragic accident. >> my condolences to the family. this is a tragedy for two people who died and the one seriously hurt. >> police say he's a known gang member but have not disclosed
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his criminal record. the judge has set his bail at $10 million. the bicyclist accused of causing the death of a 71-year- old man in the castro district was back in court in morning. 36-year-old chris butare pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say he ran a red light at market and castro and hit the man in the crosswalk. he's pleaded not guilty to the charges. the need for prison reform in california is now over, at least that's what governor brown is saying today. ktvu's tara moriarty is live from san quentin to explain what is behind the governor's claim. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the governor is challenging a federal court order that california further reduce its inmate populations in state prisons like san quentin by the june deadline. he held a press conference in sacramento. he spoke to reporters saying a team of experts evaluated the
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healthcare system in state prisons. not only did they come out on top in the united states but in the world. he says california has provided more beds and built or ren nateed -- renovated healthcare facilities. court documents say the prison conditions have vastly improved making the judge's ruling no longer necessary. >> i'm hopeful we'll prevail in the 9th circuit. if not, we have a direct appeal to the scattered showers and we'll -- to the supreme court and we'll go there if needed. >> reporter: he slammed 25 federal reports which he says nit-picked california's perfectly fine prison system. he believes the reports were a waste of money. now, brown wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $440 million a year sending inmates to prison in other states. the population in the state's 33 prisons has been reduced by more than 27,000 inmates since
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2011. and he says this could force the state to release dangerous inmates. he wants the cap to 2009. now, that decision was upheld by the u.s. supreme court in 2011. so far the federal judges have said they will not consider raising the cap. live in san quentin, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. also, during this morning's news conference, governor brown said he completed his treatment for prostate cancer. he said his prognosis is good. >> i'm ready. i'm rarin' to go. don't expect me to leave too soon. [laughter] >> the governor announced last month he was undergoing radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer. he underwent treatment during the holidays. today marks the second anniversary of the shooting in tucson, arizona that injured former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, and took the lives of six people.
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gabrielle giffords and her husband marked the occasion by announcing a new effort to curb gun violence. the couple said they will work to raise money to fight the gun lobbyists in washington. kelly said he an gabrielle giffords plan to become prominent voices in support of gun control. relatives of victims in the colorado theater shooting jammed a croom for a second day of dramatic testimony. prosecutors are trying to convince a judge to put james holmes on trial for the killing of 12 people. today, they played two 911 calls from inside the movie theater with the unmistakable backdrop of gunfire. defense attorneys are expected to argue that holmes has diminished mental capacity. the preliminary hearing will likely last all week. a public memorial has been set for a teen who turned up dead in lake tahoe last week. the services are planned for alyssa byrne in petaluma at her
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high school. she was attending a music festival with friends. investigators say she tried walking back to her hotel from the concert. after three days of searching, a utility found her body in a snowbank along the side of the road. results from an autopsy are expected in a few weeks. raging wildfires blistering temperatures and high winds are creating catastrophic conditions in australia today. firefighters are battling scores of wildfires across the southeast as temperatures soar as high as 113 degrees in some areas. tens of thousands of acres have burned and dozens of homes have been destroyed. no deaths have been reported but search teams are trying to account for 100 missing residents from one burned down. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where you may soon see fewer parking spaces downtown but some business owners say it's worth it. we'll tell you what proposal is being voted on today. another beautiful day
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around the bay area. rosemary orozco will be here to tell you about major changes in the forecast. and a crucial shipment for oracle team usa arrives. what the america's cup team will use it for. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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that injured an innocent taco struck worker. the shooting happened around 8:30 on 23rd avenue near foothill boulevard. dash boulevard. police say the intended -- foothill boulevard. police say the intended victim tried to run away but crashed. a $5,000 reward is being offered in the search for those suspects. earlier today, a teenager became oakland's first homicide victim of the year. police say he was shot as he sat alone in a car parked near heggenberger road and hamilton street. the system alerted police to the shooting just before 1:00 in the afternoon. no word on a suspect or a motive. a former oakland nursing student accused of killing seven people has been declared not mentally competent to stand trial. an alameda county judge issued the ruling after reviewing reports from two psychiatrists
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who examined goe. they concluded he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. he's accused of killing six and injuries others. he could stand trial in the future, though, if doctors determine his condition has changed. walnut creek police have released more information about what led to the city's first officer-involved shooting in 12 years. 22-year-old anthony banta was killed in miss home on december 27th. police say it started as a 911 call from his roommate claiming he was being attacked. when officers arrived, they say banta ran at him holding a 10- inch kitchen knife. investigators say the officers fired shots. when banta ignored their "to drop the knife, they -- their
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requests to drop the knife, they fired. the search continues for a man who vanished from scotts valley. they say alex fossgreen left home and has not been heard from since. they are searching the area where he's known to hike. an aerial search will focus on empire and quarry road where there was a possible sighting of him on saturday. a proposal that would add a little european flair to the south bay is being considered. it involves setting out more outdoor dining. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us from san jose to explain the response. >> reporter: this is one of three restaurants in the area that has expanded its sidewalks and added outdoor seating. i'm the only one out here because it's a little bit chilly out here. but one city council man says there is should be more areas like this. this afternoon, the city council will vote whether to
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begin a pilot program that would allow residents to replace parking spots adjacent to their business with more sidewalk place for their benches, tables, planters and artwork. under the program, five businesses would be allowed to expand the sidewalk. the program will attract more to use downtown making it more vibrant. >> we recognize that by allowing curb cafes to exist, we'll be narrowing streets and eliminating parking in some spaces. but restaurant owners believe it's worth the sacrifice. >> reporter: the renovations made for the three existing cafes were paid for by the city several yearsback but under this pilot program, the business would be responsible for paying for the work needed to transform the parking spaces into the calffy. calf day for scottie is one of the restaurants that has outdoor seating. and if the others did, people believe it would increase foot traffic.
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>> before we had it, i never thought about it. now i can't imagine not having it. i will see people walk by and look at it and you can see them make the decision to come in. >> reporter: she says there are several restaurants interested in participating in the pilot program. the council is expected to vote on this at 1:30 p.m. on the 6:00, you will hear from the vote is from one of our reporters. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. a new groundbreaking shows if 1% of commuters from certain areas canceled their trip they would eliminate 14% of the congestion. researchers from uc berkeley used cell phone and gps to determine the areas that include dublin, hayward, san jose, san rafael and parts of san ramon. what may be the boat to meat in the america's cup got its wing today.
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oracle usa received the widge at the port of oakland. it was damaged in october when the boat capsized. the wing was built in new zealand. it's on its way to the team base. oracle says the catamaran will be ready to sail again next month after the repairs are complete. good afternoon to you. a quiet, hazy day over the bay area. an advisory for a spare the air has been claired today -- declared. the visibility still quite dense in some areas, i should say. in areas around concord and santa rosa reporting visibility. down to a quarter mile, half- mile. temperatures this morning, mid- 40s to 50s. if you have the sunshine, you are several degrees warmer than yesterday. if you have the fog and cloudiness, you are cooler than yesterday. and in concord, anywhere from 5
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to 10 degrees cooler than where we sat 24 hours ago. walnut creek still seeing some of this, martinez, along highway 4. a little thick visibility down to a -- down to a half-mile and santa rosa reporting three miles of -- three quarters of a mile visibility. we'll continue with the hazy sunshine. a little bit of fog burning off for the afternoon. temperatures upper 50s to low 60s. it won't feel too bad out there. it will feel pretty good, in fact. we have changes in store. 1,000 miles out. this next system going to bring us very cold weather. we're going to see the possibility of main a few sprinkles as well. for today passengers hazy sunshine, spare the air for the bay area, slightly warmer in most areas, already beginning to fill that sunshine -- feel that sunshine. but the cold weather is gonna settle in as early as wednesday and thursday. friday looks to be very chilly. take a look. upper 50s to low 60s expected for today. by tomorrow mid-50s and then thursday we'll struggle to hit about 50 degrees in most cases. afternoon highs expected for
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santa rosa today. 63 for you. 62 san rafael. 62 in berkeley. low 60s in oakland. 60 for hayward. mid- to upper 50s. 60 degrees for san francisco. down into the south bay. low 60s for san jose. morgan hill, mountain view, 60. 64 in santa cruz, feeling pretty good up there if you do not have the low clouds or the nothing overhead your extended forecast again. the cooling trend begins as early as tomorrow. the system, not caring a lot of moisture. we do expect to see a few sprinkles and showers will last into thursday morning. but it's really going to be the temperatures that reginn to fall -- begin to fall. upper 20s for thursday as well pass friday. as we get into the weekend, still cool, not bad. >> okay. thank you, rosemary. >> you're welcome. gearing up for the playoffs. what the city of san francisco is doing to show their support for the 49ers. plus a local teen was
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denied the chance to become an eagle scout is now making headlines again. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
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sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. stocks are falling on wall street as traders wait for corporate earnings reports to start rolling in. aloe cau democrats the -- becomes the first company in the dow average to report earnings -- earnings. other companies have turned in mixed results. the dow is down 47, the nasdaq is down 4. s&p down 4.
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the bitter patent dispute between apple and samsung continues in a san jose courtroom. the two companies are fighting over trademark infidgegement claimses -- infringement claims. now apple wants an earlier ruling regarding the nexus smartphone in the u.s. they claim 19 of samsung's devices, including the galaxy and note products used apple patents. last august, a jury awarded apple $1 billion in damages. target is going head to head with online retailers by turning its holiday price matching offer into a year- round promise. the nation's second largest discounter behind walmart announced today it will match prices -- on identical progress for stores like the list includes walmart, best buy, toys 'r' us and babies are
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us. the move follows disappointing holiday sales because of the online competition. fisher-price is issuing a warning to parents about a possible mold problem for 800,000 newborn rock and play sleepers. that's after 600 reports of mold and treatment for 16 instants with respiratory reactions. parents should check for mold between the suit cushion and the hard plastic frame. if you see mold, call fisher- price for cleaning instructions or repairs. a gay former boy scout from moraga is celebrating a small victory in his fight for eagle status. the 18-year-old's request for eagle rank was rejected last year because he's gay. an objection to the organize's duty to god requirement. today there are reports that a local review board has submitted a recommendation for approval to the mt. diablo silverado council. however, that recommendation also needs the approval of a local council executive.
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this morning, he said anderson's petition is still ineligible and would not be forwarded to the national council. playoff fever is sitting -- is hitting san francisco as 49er fans get ready for the big game saturday. the ferry building is decked out in 49er red lights ahead of the matchup with the packers. now 49ers' fans are scram beming to get tickets. >> just to see the home team win, get a super bowl in san francisco like the giants won last year. the atmosphere was unbelievable. >> the 49ers are considered slight favorites to win. san francisco won its season opening game at green bay by a score of 30-22. 49ers offered a limited number of tickets online yesterday but they sold out within minutes. there are tickets on stub hub and the nfl ticket exching. some are going for thousands -- exchange. some are going for thousands of dollars. you can always watch the game. our coverage on saturday b begi
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with our playoff show at 4:00 p.m. fox picks up coverage at 4:30 with their pregame show and kickoff is set for just after 5:00. stay tuned after the game for our live point after postgame show. today on the news at 5:00 -- we're digging for more crews -- clues into what led up to an empty tanker collided with the bay bridge. we're looking into the bar pilot's history and an update into the investigation into the incident. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next ti news breaks.
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